It is important to work on healthy fundamentals not only in the early stages, but to continue to develop them throughout our musical training. Bowing …read more
Try drawing a line using your whole arm, then your forearm only, then just the hand. The result is always a curved line. This explains …read more
If we use the forearm alone when playing in the upper half, the bow stroke will be crooked. The upper arm should come forward slightly …read more
Keep the upper arm still and exaggerate the flexing action of the bow hand. This helps to maintain a straight-enough bow when playing short strokes …read more
The ‘square position’ is formed when the bow touches the string so that right angles are formed at the elbow, between forearm and bow, between …read more
Here you see Andrea with her bow in the square position…. Please login to view this video.
Here is the bowhold at the heel of the bow, notice the fingers are curved…. Please login to view this video.
Here is the bowhold at the point of the bow, notice the fingers are straighter…. Please login to view this video.
Develop finger movement independently from the hand movement. Notice how freely the fingers move in a vertical direction from the base joints…. Please login to …read more
As we can see from ‘Find the balance point’ the lower third of the bow is much heavier than the upper third of the bow. …read more